Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and saddened by the loss of Carrie Fisher, but seeing all the outpouring of love in the form of MOCs has made it easier. She was my first movie star crush when I was 9, but my 15 year old brain nearly short circuited when Jedi came out and she showed up in this little number. Builder and international sock model Iain Heath has crafted a fitting tribute to everyone's favorite kickass princess, and least favorite slug crimelord.
Robert Lundmark has been producing many fantastic Star Wars replicas in LEGO form. Something worthy of noting is that many of these creations are not built in minifigure scale, but are rather quite larger. Robert's latest work of art is a recreation of Jabba on his...throne inside of his feared palace on Tatooine. This Jabba figure is really my kind of scum, fearless and inventive. I mean that as a complement to the build, but also as a direct quote from Episode VI. No old Jedi mind trick is needed to see that this is a very cool MOC!
Whether you like the light or the dark, this picture by the always excellent Avanaut has both. The multiple sources of light as well as the slight bit of haze make for a beautifully atmospheric picture which totally captures the sinister, moody feel of Jabba's Palace. Avanaut says this picture is one of many in his new book, so if you want to see more goodness like this, go check it out.